Basic Site Details

Name: Four tower blocks, Pollokshaws CDA Unit 1
Town, district or village: Pollokshaws
City or county: Glasgow
Country: Scotland
Grid ref:
Notes: Four point blocks of 18-22 storeys in a twin-tower plan with 454 flats total, mostly of three apartments and a few of two apartments

Building Type Classification

The building is classified under the following categories:
 ClassificationOriginal classification?Notes
Item 1 of 2Tower block  
Item 2 of 2Housing  

Street Addresses

The following street addresses are associated with this building:
 AddressMain entrance?Notes
Item 1 of 2Birness Drive  
Item 2 of 2Shawhill Road  


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 119661971Build/construction 


Design and Construction

The following individuals or organisations have carried out design/construction work. Where architects or practices worked together, matching letters appear beside their names in the Partnership Group column.
 NameRolePartnership GroupFromToNotes
Item 1 of 7Glasgow Corporation Direct Labour DeptBuilder 19661971 
Item 2 of 7Allen ('Mick') Short Matheson A19661971 
Item 3 of 7Dorward Matheson Gleave & Partners A19661971Source says J L Gleave & Partners, but Gleave died in 1965, and the practice was continued by Ivor Dorward and A S Matheson.
Item 4 of 7Ivor Gardiner Menzies Gordon DorwardArchitectA19661971 
Item 5 of 7T Harley Haddow & PartnersArchitectural practice, EngineerB19661971 
Item 6 of 7Thomas Harley HaddowArchitect, EngineerB19661971 
Item 7 of 7David Sutherland GleaveArchitectA1971  


The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
Item 1 of 1Architectural and Planning Department, Glasgow Corporation 

Related Buildings, Structures and Designs

Parent Structure and Site

This structure is related to the following parent structure or site (click the item to view details):
 Building nameNotes
Item 1 of 1Pollokshaws CDA Unit 1 


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 1Williamson, Riches, Higgs1990Glasgow (The Buildings of Scotland)  p564

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1Architect and Building News6 May 1964   

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 1Strathclyde Regional ArchivesGlasgow Dean of GuildGCA DG 1966/80